When Aidan Became a Brother

Title

When Aidan Became a Brother

Authors

Kyle Lukoff

Illustrator

Kayland Juanita

Publisher

Lee & Low Books

Publication Year

2019

ISBN

9781620148372

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. His parents gave him a pretty name, his room looked like a girl's room, and he wore clothes that other girls liked wearing. After he realized he was a trans boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of his life that didn't fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life. Then Mom and Dad announce that they're going to have another baby, and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning--from choosing the perfect name to creating a beautiful room to picking out the cutest onesie. But what does "making things right" actually mean? And what happens if he messes up? With a little help, Aidan comes to understand that mistakes can be fixed with honesty and communication, and that he already knows the most important thing about being a big brother: how to love with his whole self.

Grade Level

K-3

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Biracial; Interracial; Transgender; biracial child; interracial parents; interracial marriage; transgender child; girl to boy

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Brown-Skinned / White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender male

Keywords

new sibling; communication; big brother; change; new name; identity; new clothes; worries; cutting hair

Diversity Impact

direct

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